Actress Raveena Tandon said on Wednesday she was riding in a jeep licensed by the forest department, not deviating from her designated “tourist path”, after Tiger Reserve authorities Satpura conducted an investigation into a video showing her driving a vehicle nearby. for a tigress in a protected area.
Raveena Tandon, who visited the reserve on November 22, in a tweet said she was accompanied by a guide and trained driver provided by the department on the trip.
Sharing the November 25 video report of a local news channel, the actor wrote on Twitter: “#satpuratigerreserve [email protected] reported. A tiger approached the deputy ranger’s bike
“One can never predict when and how a tiger will react. It is a vehicle licensed by the Forest Service, with guides and drivers trained to know the boundaries and appropriateness of the vehicle. their dharma (sic).” According to Ms Tandon, she and the passengers sat in silence and watched the tiger move on.
#satpuratigerreserve .@News18MP report. A tiger approached the deputy ranger’s bicycle. One can never predict when and how the tigers will react. It’s a Forest Service-licensed vehicle, with guides and drivers trained to know their boundaries and legality. pic.twitter.com/mTuGLSVPER
– Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) November 29, 2022
“We’re on the tourist trail where most of these tigers cross. And so does the tigress Katy in this video, which has a habit of getting close to vehicles and growling,” she said.
Luckily for us, we didn’t take any sudden action but just sat quietly and watched the tiger go on. We are on the tourist path that most of these tigers cross. And so does the tigress Katy in this video, having a habit of approaching vehicles and growling. pic.twitter.com/gNPBujbfBP
– Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) November 30, 2022
She wrote in another tweet that tigers are king of the places they roam, adding that they are “silent spectators”.
“Any sudden movement can startle them,” added the 48-year-old actor.
The video that appeared on social media platforms shows the safari vehicle approaching the tigress. In the clip, the sound of camera shutters can be heard and a tigress roars at them in the sanctuary located in the Narmadapuram district of Madhya Pradesh.
Forest junior officer (SDO) Dheeraj Singh Chouhan said on Tuesday that at the behest of senior officials, he has begun investigating the alleged incident.
He said that during Ms Tandon’s visit to the sanctuary, her car was said to have come close to the tigress.
Drivers and officials on duty there will be served on a notice and questioned, the official said.
He said the investigative report would be submitted to senior officials for further action.
Ms Tandon has been sharing photos of her visit to Satpura Tiger Reserve on her social medias. She also posted pictures of the tigers she clicked on during her visit to the sanctuary.
(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and was automatically generated from the aggregate feed.)
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